That's what I use to make my buildings. You have to be quick and precise. Any error in alignment of the tabs is very permanent. And a surface that has CA in it can't be glued again even if you can get the glued surfaces apart. Glued fingers is a small part of the challenge.
Let's say that it adds an element of adrenalin to the proccess.
Post by josedominguez on Nov 13, 2011 6:11:27 GMT -9
CA cures when it hits water.... that's why it sticks skin so well Once it dries it's got no moisture in it and it seals the paper, making it set really, really slowly if you try to stick something that's had CA on it already (any moisture in the material has already been used up and the porous surfce is sealed so it's just from the moisture in the air making it cure). Paper sticks so well because its so absorbent and takes lots of moisture in from the air, seal that surface behind a layer of glue and you are just sticking glue to glue really. You'll never get that same 'instant bond'. It'll stick, but in the same way as glass or plastic, not the way skin and paper stick.
I'm too much of a klutz to use superglue. With Elmer's Tacky Bond I have to stop every few minutes to clean my fingers, but with superglue, I'd have to stop to go to Urgent Care!
I had to read that aloud to the wife. Chuckle achieved!
I've been using either craft bond PVA or gluestick for the initial lamination. Either paper and construction paper or card stock. The PVA works alright to stick the Mechs to their bases because of the whole 2.5 d thing, but I don't think it would be quite so good with 2d figures.
My main point to use the CA would be the hip joints on the Mech Attack mechs.
That is, it would if I had any CA on hand. I've just discovered all of my stockpile has gone solid.
Post by glennwilliams on Nov 27, 2011 11:10:40 GMT -9
I just found an application where superglue would have been superior. I made little gift boxes for truffles for each person at Thanksgiving (a grandkid on each face--lots of "oohs" and "ahhs"). I used really extra glossy photopaper, so one set of tabs needed glue on the glossy side. Instead of scraping off the gloss, I coulda' used superglue (one of the moments V8 advertises). So I think I'll modify my no to maybe.
I often use superglue. I use the "school" stick glue for large parts or large tabs, otherwise i use my trusty "Attack" (cyanoacrilate....or whatever it is) 'cause i can almost "control" it: the trick is how big is the drop and how much you'll wait before joining the two parts: too much glue, or too less time and the glue will "soak" the paper and your finger. The contrary will make the glue dry too soon. And when i print using photoprinting services, it is the only option available.
Sure, even if i always use a pair of tweezers, my fingerprints are sealed in hardened glue for a day or so
I use the 1 hour photo a lot to print to 4x6. The paper is much more durable, but yeah you can't really glue it the same way. I haven't tried superglue, but I've found that putting a layer of Super Tacky Craft Glue on both sides and then lighting it dry until it's gummy before pressing it together works.
cowboyleland: Now I have seen it. It doesn't advance our hobby, but anyone with half a brain who wanted 2nd rate figures could easily figure this out for themselves so I guess he isn't doing any harm.
Mar 19, 2019 17:53:59 GMT -9
berneart76: well, this is fun, (not) transferring all my papercrafting sets into the cloud. The stuff I got from DriveTrhruRPG was simple with their library desktop app,but my other stuff, sometimes with multiple duplicate copies is entertaining.
Mar 1, 2019 15:44:32 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King I usually use a mix of drybrush/watercolor/photocopy and occasionally posterizing at different levels of opacity.
Feb 26, 2019 20:46:54 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King, that's similar to the enhancing that I do on my texturing. I've found that sometimes I need to scale up or scale down the image (usually by 50 or 25 percent down or 200 or 300 percent up) to make get the enhancements to look "right"
Feb 26, 2019 20:44:53 GMT -9
Vermin King: On the zebras, I did multiple enhancements and cartoon filters and used them at 100%, and they still didn't look that different than the photos
Feb 26, 2019 12:27:26 GMT -9
Vermin King: When I make a figure or terrain piece based on a photo, I clean it up and align things to look 'right', then I create another layer and do enhancing and cartoonizing on it. I then adjust opacity over the photo image until it looks good. On the zebras,
Feb 26, 2019 12:26:35 GMT -9
Vermin King: berneart76, do you mean giving them green or purple manes and tails? and a few piercings? maybe a cig hanging out of their mouths?
Feb 26, 2019 12:24:18 GMT -9
Vermin King: cartoonizing a zebra doesn't do much
Feb 20, 2019 5:59:28 GMT -9
Vermin King: And due to the snow, I'm off tonight. I am going to miss the cash on the paycheck, but I'm glad they want their employees to be safe
Feb 15, 2019 10:52:24 GMT -9
ignatious: Actually I was referring to the two previous posts. I was trying to be subtle in order to sublimate the crassness. Read them again, but in Mel Brooks voice while he is winking, and nudging the person to his right.
Feb 9, 2019 13:38:11 GMT -9
Vermin King: Sure. Euphemize us
Feb 8, 2019 18:40:48 GMT -9
ignatious: would anyone care for a euphemism?
Feb 8, 2019 13:40:27 GMT -9
cowboyleland: We hadn't had snow for a few days. Last night the plow came down my street and did nothing but fill every ones driveways back in. Just for practice, I guess.
Feb 8, 2019 7:48:16 GMT -9
Vermin King: In KC we had an ice storm (with thunder sleet) the other night. Left things drivable, but last night the plow came down my street. They took all the rough edges off. Might as well have ran a Zamboni...
Feb 8, 2019 6:42:32 GMT -9
okumarts: Vermin King... Mind Blown!
Feb 5, 2019 19:32:30 GMT -9